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Fragrance love: In the kingdom of nymphs - Guerlain Flora Nymphea

Dear Roses and Lilies,

Although summer is still far away, I like to dream about the sunny days. Winter does that to me... at least the post Christmas season.

And I go back to sniffing my bottle of Aqua Allegoria Flora Nymphea from time to time...

The Aqua Allegoria line was created as an ode to nature. Except for 4 permanent fragrances, Guerlain launch a new version each spring and have been doing so since 1999. Each version is very joyful and luminous and beneficial.

Flora Nymphea is all about honey and sunlight: "The Spirit of Orange Blossom and a note of Honey. On the bank of a sunny lake/ Bees gather nectar from the heart of flowers/ Paint a watercolour to capture this moment".

This was a limited edition Guerlain fragrance, launched in 2010, and it is composed of: green notes and red berries; orange blossom, syringa flowers and honey; musk and woody notes.

On my skin, it smells of delicious honey and it lasts for about 10 hours. The drydown is sweet and orange-y.
And I simply love the bottle design, with the bee engraved on the golden cap! ( the bee is an iconic symbol for Guerlain )

If you are into fresh and easy going fragrances, I encourage you to test any or all of the fragrances still available in the Aqua Allegoria line. You will surely find one to cheer you up.


P.S.: For this spring, Guerlain are launching another citrus aromatic fragrance called Aqua Allegoria Limon Verde - a joy for everyone who loves limes and Caipirinha ( go Brazil! ).


  1. The beehive design on the bottle is also interesting :)

    1. yes and it replaces the bees. The Eau de Cologne Imperiale bottle, for example, had bees all over it.


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